Jan-Erik and Kari Melbye

Norway

18 May 2006

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I met Kari and Jan-Erik the day before (17th) at their hotel and we decided that due to the weather we postpone our journey to start on the 18th as opposed to the 17th

 

Jan-Erik and Kari at the Afrikaans Language monument

 

Winetasting at Backberg winefarm

 

A great picture taken at Backsberg with the Autumn leaves showing up wonderfully in the background

 

We had a great cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage

 

Kari with the Cafe Cat in Stellenbosch

 

We joined Lily and her family and friends at Lily's home

 

Having fun with Luyando from the Masakahne dance group at the Ikamva Lethu Centre

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We met with Nosandile and Johannes with many of their neighbours in their shack home

 

Jan-Erik having fun with the kids in Zone J

 

Joining Bana Bagotso (Children of peace) in song

 

We returned to Cape Town and had a wonderful dinner at the Africa Cafe where the staff all sang happy birthday to Kari for her upcoming birthday celebration as well as handed her a gift of cups from the Africa Cafe.


Day Two

The Cape Peninsula

 

We started our day by decided to slip Table Mountain due to the rain and rather travel on to the Cape Peninsula

 

We travelled past Muizenberg and moved on to Kalk Bay where we spent some time on the Treasure Mile before moving on to the Kalk Bay harbour

 

Having a great fish and chips lunch at Kalkies

 

 

Kari met a local fisherman friend at Kalkies.

 

At the penguin colony

 

Yes it was windy at Cape Point. JJ

 

Kari in deep conversation with one of the locals at Cape Point  JJ

 

Jan-Erik admiring one of the Chacma baboons at Cape Point

 

 

A happy couple at Cape Point

 

While on Chapmans Peak we performed sabrage and enjoyed some champagne to celebrate our journey together as well as Kari's forthcoming birthday


Kari and Jan-Erik were extremely easy to tour with. The were a very friendly easy going going couple to have as travel companions and together we certainly shared a lot about South Africa as well as Norway. We had a wonderful time together with the only slight dampener on the tour being the poor weather we had on our days together. No matter what the weather threw at us this still was a wonderful tour to be on and so much of this was because of Kari and Jan-Erik's easy going ways.

Last but not least a big thanks goes to Jimmy Wallenholt  of World Travellers As for introducing me to this wonderful couple.

 

Thanks for a great trip
Jan-Erik and Kari